Friday, July 1, 2011
Welcome to the July Diva Inspirations Blog Hop! Our Diva Inspirations team and several special guests from the Release team are here to start your month off right with a little Verve inspiration! Take a little peek at each of the fabulous blogs below for some Verve-alicious eye candy and you just might win some Vervey goodness of your very own!
Diva Inspirations Blog Hop
Master Hop List
1. Julee9. Susan
2. Betty10. Andrea
3. Dawn11. Charmaine
4. Jen d.12. Teresa
5. Jen T.13. Maureen
6. Lynda14. Amber
7. Shannan15. Amy
8. Sony
We've hidden a little mystery prize on one of today's hop spots, so be sure to leave a little comment love as you hop around for a chance to win!
Comment Deadline: 11:59pm Mountain, July 5
Prize: $30 gift certificate to Verve






 Happy Friday!   My card today is just as much a surprise for me as you!  The power went out last night in the area and I literally made this card in the dark with a flashlight tucked under my chin.  When the power came on around 3 am(yes, I was up....no air and it was too hot to sleep) I had to go check out what I had made.   Not too bad for the dark, huh?  LOL!    For my card I am using Viva La Verve July Week 1 sketch.  Amber designed this sketch.  Fun sketch, Amber!  Check out the link to find out how to play along with us this month.  

I am using Verve's Blue Skies stamp set for the sentiment, Verve's Flutterby die, and Charming Oval dies.  I added some clear flourished gems and a bow to finish my card.   


 



 July is birthday time  at Verve!  
To start the celebration in style, our July Stamp of the Month is  Carpe Cupcake!
 
And at 40% off during the month of July, Carpe Cupcake is one SWEET deal!

A brand new month also brings along a new sale here at Verve!
During the month of July, save 20% on all of our birthday stamps!
Check out all the birthday goodness on our
SALE page





Our Gift to YOU!
And what's a birthday party without goody bags? We've gathered together some of our favorite things... doilies, My Mind's Eye paper, tags, ribbon, plus a few other goodies and put them in brown paper packages! And during the month of July, if your order is $75 or more, you'll receive one of these goody bags free! There's nothing to add to your cart, we'll just be sure to include it when your order ships! Celebrate good times, c'mon!





As always, thanks so much for stopping by!  Enjoy the hop!


Stamps:  Verve Blue Skies
Paper:  Prima, PTI rustic cream, SU expresso
Ink:  Ranger Walnut Stain, PTI chamomille
Accessories:  Verve Charming Oval dies, Flutterby die, reflections gem flourish, cream seam binding, PTI linen button, sponges, foam tape, glue dots, spellbinders lacey circles, and circle dies,  




77 comments:

  1. OMG! You made this beautiful card in the dark????? I can't make one this nice in 10000 watts of light. Great job!

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  2. So pretty. The paper is beautiful. I love the dry embossing and all the touches of rhinestones.

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  3. Betty, this is gorgeous! Love all your wonderful elements! Your ribbon is beautiful! I can never make such pretty bows!!!

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  4. Very nice....and such a dedicated cardmaker! ;)

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  5. Great job, love your card. Your bow is awesome!

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  6. Busy Lady..Love this layout and your great layers and texture make this over the top. Enjoy

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  7. I love your interpretation of the sketch! And in the dark no less??? Wow!

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  8. This card is FABULOUS! Love it.
    Kim

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  9. Pretty card, love the butterflies!

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  10. Gorgeous card! I love the butterfly bling!

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  11. This is wonderful. Talk about dedication, working in the dark. Great job.

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  12. Great card. I Love that little bit of pink in that print paper. Awesome colors.

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  13. Betty, this is just gorgeous! I love the fluffy ribbon!

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  14. OK; if I can learn to create HALF as good as you in the light; I'll be sailing right along!

    WOW - fabulous creation!

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  15. Oh, my word! In the dark??? This is just beautiful, Betty! Love those colorful butterflies.

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  16. Oooh how I love those Verve butterflies and their bling trails :) Great card.

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  17. WOW this is amazing! I have the Blue Skies set too!

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  18. Great card....especially since you made it with only a flashlight!! I LOOOOOVE butterflies, and this saying is SO perfect for this card! LOVE it!

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  19. Great card, especially as you made it by torch light.

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  20. I was impressed by your card before I even read that you made it with a torch under your chin! I might try that, it may improve my cards! :) those butterflies are awesome and that sentiment has put a smile on my face after a long, stressful day. Thank you for unwittingly cheering me up :)

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  21. Wow now if that isnt eye candy I have no idea what is! Beautiful! I'm so excited I just bought this die and now I have some amazing places to go for inspiration! LOVE your blog.
    Hugs,
    Raven

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  22. Really like your "spin" on the sketch. Very cute!

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  23. Fabulous card and made by flashlight, no less. Love the fluffy bow. TFS

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  24. this is amazing Betty, your details, ribbon, and bling are fabulous...hope you have a fun weekend friend!

    enjoy *~*

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  25. I'm impressed! Stamping in the dark?? You rocked it! Love your butterlies and bling! Hope your air is keeping you cool now ~ hae a Happy 4th!

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  26. Another beauty Betty! Your ribbon is fabulous, I can't get mine to look like that for anything!

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  27. Gorgeous!! I love the beautiful colors and butterflies and bow!

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  28. This is so gorgeous, Betty! I love those butterflies and that fab ribbon!

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  29. Gee, I wish I had your talent with the lights ON! LOL Love the new dies and the sentiment stamp. :D

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  30. Betty, your card is gorgeous! I love those butterflies. ;)

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  31. Pretty impressive with no light!! VERY beautiful!

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  32. You made this in the dark with a flashlight under your chin? Ok...I'm turning off my lights tonight when I make my card. Talk about inspiration. Just gorgeous.

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  33. I love all the elements in this card. It is fabulous. What a great challenge, too - craft in the dark! LOL!

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  34. Gorgeous, Betty! Love the blinged up butterflies and your creative take on the VLV sketch!

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  35. Love the card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  36. Love your interpretation of Amber's sketch! You are one dedicated diva to create a card with a flashlight tucked under your chin! :-)

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  37. I love the use of texture and color - adorable!

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  38. Love all those patterns on the butterflies!

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  39. Fun card - love the butterflies!

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  40. Just gorgeous - I wish I worked as well in broad daylight as you did in the dark with a flashlight!

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  41. Absolutely stunning. I love all the layers. TFS.

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  42. oh, my Betty, this is just gorgeous! Love the butterflies, ribbon and papers :) you made this sketch sing :)

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  43. COOL! I love what you did with the sketch - great idea - the card works perfectly and is absolutely beautiful!

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  44. Love the blinged out butterflies and the big lucious bow!!!

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  45. I love those adorable butterflies!

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  46. Beautiful card--I can't believe you made it in the dark.

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  47. Gorgeous card!! Someone needs to teach me how to make a bow like that!

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  48. This is stunning! love butterflies and I have never though to put a flower jewel on em...I will now...lol..TFS...became a follower! :)
    Kari
    purplefuzz06@yahoo.com

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  49. Wow... you made this in the dark? I am totally impressed and loving your creation!!!

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  50. Betty you Rock!!!....who else but you could make card in the dark that looks this gorgeous.

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  51. So femininely pretty and detailed! Love those sweet butterflies, the gorgeous bow and the fabulous bling! An absolute delight for the eyes!

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  52. Betty, girl, if this is what you can do in the dark, imagine what you can do in the light!!!

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  53. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL card! :-)


    -Sam :-)

    SamanthaJDesigns @ hotmail.com
    SamanthaJDesigns.blogspot.com

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  54. A really nice twist on the '4 squared sketch' - clever!

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  55. Love the colors and the bow pops

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  56. Just gorgeous, Betty! Love the ribbon treatment!

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  57. Love that bow and those blingy butterflies are super!!

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  58. Oh my goodness this is just beautiful Betty.

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  59. The butterflies are the best!! Love it all!

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  60. So pretty! I just love your ribbon!

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  61. Beautiful butterflies and the seam binding is fantastically tied!

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  62. Oh Betty! This is totally cute....and you made it in the dark. That's crazy, but it worked out for you!

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  63. I love the butterflies and the bling. Very pretty card. Made it the dark. How awesome is that?

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  64. Awesome card! Especially if you did it in the dark - Wow!

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  65. Great Card!

    Sherri Patton
    sherri.patton0309@yahoo.com

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  66. So many lovely layers making up one beautiful card!

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  67. Beautiful card, Betty! I love the details you put into it... and done in the dark? Wow!

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